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  • ACLU seeks probe amid hunger strike at Ohio supermax prison

    The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into conditions at Ohio's super-maximum security prison amid a long-running hunger strike. The protest at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown began March 16 to draw...
  • Efforts to end prison abuse fall short

    Efforts to end prison abuse fall short
    The federal government should be leading the effort to end the abuse of isolating prisoners from meaningful social interaction and other basic needs. Instead, the federal system's practices are clearly contributing to the morally inexcusable overuse of...
  • Ohio prison workers face discipline for downloading music

    Workers at four Ohio prisons are facing possible disciplinary action over downloading and copying music for free from a pay service used by inmates. A report from the inspector general's office finds that 16 state prison employees downloaded hundreds...
  • State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment

    State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation plans to appeal a federal judge’s order that an inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery, according to documents filed Friday. In addition, the prison system has requested...
  • FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights

     FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights
    The FBI is investigating allegations that San Francisco sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between jail inmates and told the inmates to lie if they needed medical attention. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the independent probe Friday,...
  • Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'

    Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'
    Richard Lapointe, a mentally impaired dishwasher convicted of murder after a dubious confession, was granted bail and released from prison Friday to a cheering crowd of supporters, another milestone in a 26-year effort to prove his innocence....
  • New commander for prison at US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    A new commander has been selected to run the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Navy announced that Rear Adm. Fernandez Ponds will be the next commander of the task force in charge of the prison where the U.S. holds 122...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • Nevada homicide raises questions of guards' use of guns

    The Nevada prison where a handcuffed inmate was killed by a guard with a shotgun during what a lawsuit calls a "gladiator-style" prisoner fight staged by guards has an unusually high number of incidents of corrections officers firing guns, despite most...
  • Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor

    Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor
    Beset by claims of barbarism after a gruesome botched execution last year and fearful that a U.S. Supreme Court decision could ban its execution drug of choice, Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to execute inmates with nitrogen gas under a...
  • Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

    El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show...